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Meetings for 1950’s-born women

Are you, or is someone you know, a 1950’s-born woman?

If you or someone in your household were born in the 1950s, you may be affected by the increase in the pension age under the Conservative government.

The increase in retirement age from 60 to beyond 65 has hit hundreds of thousands of women born on or after 6th April 1951 particularly hard. Many feel they have been treated unfairly and unequally just because of the date on which they were born.

Many women are suffering financial hardship due to the way the reforms were rolled out, with many receiving no notification of the changes and not enough time to re-plan for retirement.

I will be hosting two public meetings for women born in the 1950’s, regarding the changes to pensions entitlements.

I will be joined by Christine Smith, Woman Against State Pension Inequality, Newcastle Wear and Tees WASPI Group (Women Against the State Pension Increase) and Pat Heron from UNISON Northern Region who I have been working with on this issue in Parliament. The meetings will give us an opportunity to look at progress so far and to look at how we can make sure that state pension inequality remains a high profile issue which the Government must address.

The meetings will take place at the following locations:

  • Friday 13 September at 6.30pm – Birtley Methodist Church, Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1DG
  • Saturday 14 September at 11.00am – St Joseph’s Church Hall, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, NE21 5AE

If you would like to join me at one of these meetings, or if you would like further information about the issues affecting 1950’s born women, please let me know, either by emailing me on liz.twist.mp@parliament.uk or by phoning my office on 0191 414 2488.

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